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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Brace Yourselves

posted by on October 28 at 21:07 PM

Because it can only get worse. When the once sad-sack Boston Red Sox are transformed into the team any baseball fan must HATE, well, the Seventh Seal has been opened and things can only get worse. Rains of fire, plagues of frogs, Republicans winning school board seats… it is all coming your way, so …

So, my prediction for who would win the World’s Series has come to pass. And any time I am right, again, it’s a bad sign.

And even worse, the geniuses at Kissing Suzy Kolber have said it better than I can. What comes to pass when the douchebags of New England have the World Series Champs, the best team in College Football taught by Jesuits, and the best team in the NFL? A perfect storm of perfect assholery.

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All I gotta say is that next weeks game between the Colts and the Pats is going to be pretty fucking great.

Now why the hell the Hawks gotta be on at the same time.

Also looking forward to our chance for a rematch with the Bears.

Posted by Giffy | October 28, 2007 9:25 PM

it's going to be a nonstop party over here.
and yes, the pats/colts game is going to be out of control.

Posted by giannissima | October 28, 2007 9:27 PM

Looks like your theory about former Cubs tanking out their teams is true, although I don't think any of our guys who choked at the plate or pitched like it was batting practice were the guys you mentioned. Oh well, wait til next year, right?

Posted by Matt from Denver | October 28, 2007 10:01 PM

I guess God wasn't that big on a baseball team full of evangelical Christians.

Posted by bob | October 28, 2007 10:07 PM

Anything that makes Yankee fans this unhappy can't be all bad.

Posted by Nat | October 28, 2007 10:49 PM

I like that you post after six pm. I need more of this, preferably not sports bs.

Posted by Amelia | October 28, 2007 11:07 PM

Hear! Hear!

Posted by BillyBob | October 28, 2007 11:37 PM

An perfect storm of perfect assholery.

Check that article, prof.

Posted by pete maravich's socks | October 28, 2007 11:39 PM

did you see that comet? don't you remember "heaven's gate?" you're about to be "left behind."

or not. it's just a fucking game played by fucking assholes and watched by fucking fans. it's not the end of the world, yo. the end of your world, but i don't care, because you're left behind, bitch.

yeah, the comet. it has no tail, because it is heading for us straight-on.

let me know if you need a translation into your language of "4th down and 98 yards to first."

Posted by mmbb | October 28, 2007 11:43 PM

You're having a bad day. Nobody ever SAID it was the end of the world. Why am I defending this...

Posted by Amelia | October 29, 2007 1:09 AM

It's all fun and games till the idiots in Boston start rioting and kill someone. Especially since rioting seems to be a favorite past time of sports fans there.

Posted by jrockerqueen | October 29, 2007 7:14 AM

Amelia, I was addressing the interloper known as "Chicago Fan," so don't get your panties in a twist.

That's what wrong with Seattle...

Posted by mmbb | October 29, 2007 7:20 AM

transformed into the team any baseball fan must HATE...
I've been hearing a lot about how the Red Sox are now supposedly the team that everybody hates, and I can only assume that this is mostly coming from bitter Yankees fans (Chicago Fan notwithstanding), as most people I know are fairly fond of the Sox. They're still the Arsenal to the despised Yankees' Chelsea. They'd have to put up several decades of continued dominance and asshattery to equal the level of loathing directed at the Yankees.

Posted by Gabriel | October 29, 2007 7:35 AM

Go Celtics!

Posted by ramjak | October 29, 2007 8:34 AM

The best team in college football is OHIO STATE. The second best is the oregon Ducks who come from godless Eugene, Oregon. The rest is mere conversation.

Posted by SeMe | October 29, 2007 8:36 AM

Nothing more enjoyable than listening to the jealous sour grape ranting from people who live in shitty sports towns. Haha.

Sorry that your sports teams suck. Next time maybe your teams should enter the Special Olympics where even losers are winners!

Posted by goaway | October 29, 2007 8:49 AM

@8 Sorry, I was drunk. Will correct it, I swear.

Posted by Chicago Fan | October 29, 2007 9:15 AM

Professional sports is like pornography- surrogate achievement.

Boston is our sister city- hyperliterate, rabidly liberal, shitty traffic. Don't hate them because they are beautiful.

Posted by Big Sven | October 29, 2007 9:37 AM

It's pretty obvious that "Chicago Fan" is bitter and can't stand to watch a team that actually understands that baseball is fun AND a way to make millions of dollars. When the Cubs make the desperate play for A-Rod w/o realizing that he is the new source of the curse, Chicago fans will smother themselves with decades more lossaholic grief. Personally, I will root for the Cubbies if they're in the running.
I just wouldn't bet on it. Today I'm a richer man, asshole.

Posted by Monny | October 29, 2007 9:51 AM

boston is also one racist shit hole.

Posted by SeMe | October 29, 2007 9:51 AM

Why the fuck was Fox talking about A-ROD in the 8th inning of a one-run World Series game?! Fuck Scott Borass and his Ass-Rod.

And did George Clooney win the World Series MVP award?

Posted by DOUG. | October 29, 2007 10:49 AM


Posted by irl500girl | October 29, 2007 11:05 AM

Thankfully Chicago fans will always have their loser Cubs to love. And they can't even use the lame "small-market team" excuse that loser franchises (including the Mariners, which is a joke) like to trot out. No shortage of corporate money in Chicago; just piss-poor management and a team that's satisfied as long as the lemmings keep coming to see their charming ballpark.

Posted by bigyaz | October 29, 2007 11:45 AM

SeMe - I don't agree. Boston is a city where many generations of all different kinds of immigrants have moved to to establish themselves. There's a lot of pride among ethnicities and nationalities that have come to be Bostonians. There's also a sense of ownership of place that doesn't really exist in Seattle.

I think it's more accurate to say that Boston is about ethnicity, tradition and neighborhoods.

Go Bruins!!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 29, 2007 1:09 PM

... and busing riots.

granted, m naht fram dhat, and boston has changed a lot over the years, but im with bill russell, pahts of Bahhston can be as racist as parts of the deep south.

Posted by SeMe | October 29, 2007 1:45 PM

Agreed, though my experience was about turf and neighborhoods. It really didn't seem about Racism (big R) so much as people had their spots and you didn't stop along the way unless you had business there or knew people. Downtown Boston was the crossroads for everyone and those neighborhood rules didn't apply. Hey, this held true for whitey-me in other white neighborhoods. I didn't go to Southie to get my ice cream cone.

The mindsets that go along with the long ethnic traditions there die hard. But, yeah, a lot has changed there since I was a kid.

RIP Breakers!!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 29, 2007 3:03 PM

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